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Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Make up allergy: First you need to determine what in make up you are allergic to, and this is done by patch testing, a dermatologist or allergist can help you with that. Then you need to avoid products that contain the ingredient(s) you are allergic to. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

How can I remedy eye discharge from cosmetic allergies?

Cosmetic allergy: The best way is to stop using these products. You may be able to find a product line that you can tolerate, but this will take trial and error experimentation. ...Read more

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Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more

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Can a reaction to lens placed in cataract surgery develop in people with sensitive eyes and allergies to cosmetics, etc?

Can a reaction to lens placed in cataract surgery develop in people with sensitive eyes and allergies to cosmetics, etc?

Unlikely: The lens materia is essentially inert and not reacted upon by our bodies when placed in the eye. Lens implants have been used in millions of people since 1949 and there have only been a small number of reports of reactions. It turns out that the reactions were to chemicals used to clean the lenses, which are no longer used. There's no increased risk in patients with allergic eyes. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm. I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

I have an itchy rash that comes and goes on my lower left arm.  I have ruled out\nfood, cosmetic, or chemical alergy. Any idea?

Evaluate professiona: You may have a number of things that could be better identified in person by a professional. Some could be serious like yeast or fungal infections, to diverse or psoriasis. Sun or stress, it is difficult to tell, but see a professional and save the guesswork. ...Read more

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Poly allergy syndrom?

Poly allergy syndrom?

Allergies: As a doctor, if i heard this it simply makes me think (1) you have allergies, asthma, eczema, etc.... Or (2) you have multiple allergies to pollens, medications, foods, stinging insects, etc... ...Read more

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Can allergy be cured?

Can allergy be cured?

Controlled: Allergy can be controlled with avoidance of known sources of allergy (pets, pollen, etc), medication taken consistently, and perhaps allergy shots. However we are not able to "cure allergy" but these measures help restore a good quality of life. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergies?

Symptoms of allergies?

Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more